BANGKOK — “Do you know who I am?” a very angry man asked again and again in videos filmed of him harassing people throughout Bangkok.
We do now, police answered today, as they paraded a subdued version of the very angry man, whose random assaults drew attention on social media and prompted one of his alleged victims to step forward and whack him in the head as amused police looked on.
Weerapan Inthawong, a 38-year-old gambler from Laos, is the same man who’s become known online as “Siam Mafia” after he was seen antagonizing strangers – chiefly teens and women – and introducing some of them to his fists at locations throughout the capital, police said.
Captured on film bullying and threatening people while repeatedly asking if they knew who he was, the man seen in social media was a swaggering tough guy.
After being arrested yesterday at the Sutthisan subway station, Weerapan today was sheepish and submitted meekly to a few smacks delivered by a woman he’s accused of assaulting.